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Found a great home for one of Muffy's babies!!

post #1 of 18
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Great news!

Today I had my air conditioner fixed and afterwards I talked a while with the man (Claudio) who fixed it. The company he works for is owned by one of our good friends from church (Rene), and it turns out that Claudio used to go to church with Rene.

Anyway, while we were talking, Muffy left the nursery to inspect the stranger in her house (she's not shy at all!). Claudio remarked how beautiful Muffy is (great guy already) and mentioned that he and his wife used to have one that looked just like her. His cat died at age 13 last year. I explained that Muffy had just had babies and he wondered what they looked like - of course, just like her (except the black one, but we're keeping her).

To make a long story short, this wonderful man wants to have one of Muffy's babies. I told him I wouldn't let them go until they're 8 weeks old, and that was fine with him. Made my day! :laughing:

post #2 of 18
that is wonderful news! isn't it strange how things turn out? your air conditioner goes down, bad thing, it gets fixed & the guy who fixes it wants one of you kittens, good thing!
post #3 of 18
Thats wonderful! Isnt fate just amazing.
post #4 of 18
That's great news!! There's a reason for everything!
post #5 of 18
That's wonderful news!

So, how many kittens did Muffy have? I must have missed a previous thread about it.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Believe it or not, she had 5 babies! I was pretty surprised because I was under the impression that first litters are usually smaller. (In Muffy's case, first and last!) Muffy's a grey and black tabby, and she did the wild thing with a solid black tom. I was wondering about the genetics and how many would be solid black. I read that the tabby gene is dominant over most other genes, and it sure turned out that way. She had 4 tabbies and one solid black.

We're for sure keeping the solid black, and I'm trying to talk my husband into keeping another one too. I really want a boy kitty again. My husband's afraid that 3 cats will just be too much in our house. I figure, two cats are not any harder than two, so how much harder can three be? Plus, if we keep two, then I only have to find homes for three. We'll see...

post #7 of 18
Dawn....that is SO wonderful that you found a home for one of the babies!!! I am sure everything will work out okay for you!!
(God works in mysterious ways, doesn't he?)
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am continually amazed at how God works. I'll be even more amazed if Doug lets me keep two of those precious babies.

(I could never be a breeder, I'd keep them all!)

post #9 of 18
Something good really does come from something bad! Keep working on hubby. It's not like bringing in an altogether new cat. I'd keep 2 (or more) if I were you!
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'd love to keep even more, but another problem I have is my mother, who is extremely allergic. She lives in Austin, and whenever she comes to visit, I have to do a top to bottom cleaning of the house that takes a week. Then the kitties have to stay in their room while they're here. My mom takes medication, but still ends up getting sick. We don't have a guest room, so Doug and I give up our bed because Mom can't sleep on the floor where there's more dander.

You should have seen the scene when I got Muffy! And she wasn't so pleased when I told her we were going to keep one kitten. I don't even want to think of what she'll say if I can keep two. I love my mom a lot, and she's one of my best friends, but, dang it, I couldn't have inside pets growing up. Now that I'm an adult, I really want to do something for myself and my family that I want to do. I think my children are benefiting greatly from our pets, and I don't want them to miss out on something just because my Mom comes to visit 4 or 5 times a year. Of course, I take the kids to Austin for 5 day weekends all the time, so they still see the kids a lot.

Sorry, this turned into a rant. Touchy subject for me, if you can tell.

Anyway, I definitely think 2 kittens would be the upper limit.

post #11 of 18
That is such great news!!!! Another home! I know you get attached to them! They are so cute when they are little like that!
post #12 of 18
Don't apologize for the rant . My mother is the same way. She always had pets growing up, but then became too allergic when we were kids. We had cats on occasion that stayed mostly outdoors. Twice we tried dogs that ended up going back, due to her allergies. But oddly, we would care for her cousin's Shetland Sheepdog for a month at a time while they traveled and never a sniffle. Then her second husband had 2 German Shepherds that she never complained about. Growing up, it was mostly gerbils and parakeets for us.
post #13 of 18
Dawn, I really hope you keep the two cats. If your children benefit from the presence of cats, there ought to be little if any doubt as to the wisdom of having more feline buddies!

Mind, I'm not trying to impeach anyone's assertions; but I've found that many cases of "allergies" are, rather, cases of something else entirely. You've your home, your mother has hers. There are, undoubtedly, lodging facilities near where you live (hotels, motels). Know what I mean?

It's nice to have concensus on matters of who gets to live with you and your family, but to my way of thinking you've every right to make a unilateral decision regarding the keeping of cats. I know it's easier said than done, but "hubby" should respect you enough to support such a decision.

post #14 of 18
Dawn....I TOTALLY understand!!! I loved my mother, but she never allowed pets in the house when I was growing up, and not only that...but she had such a germ phobea that even the outside pets were considered dirty, and if I touched a cat, (we only had 2, and that was all thanks to my father), she told me I would get worms from them, and made me wash my hands a hundred times. I'm not joking!
So when I became an adult...I wanted a cat in the house. My first husband was no better than my mother, as far as the pets....he refused to let me have a cat...inside or out.
Now I live on the family farm, mom and dad are both gone, I am almost 36, and for the first time in my life I have a cat inside! And my husband (2nd hubby, nearly 7 years) almost forbade that, too....till I forced him (Merlin) on him...(hubby) because Merlin was only 6 weeks old, half starved, and abandoned. I bottle fed him, and potty trained him...and my husband in the process totally feel in love with him. So he is the only cat out of 14, that is allowed indoors!

I think as adults, we should be able to say for ourselves if we want cats inside or not....I hate that it still feels like someone has control of that decision...so I do understand how you feel about your mother. Not that you don't love her to death, but she should not control weather or not you have a cat inside the house anymore!!!!! It is YOUR life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #15 of 18
I totally agree! I always thought I didn't actually like cats (bit strange considering I would always be patting my friends' cats!). Then I realised that it was just that my Mum's intense dislike of them had been influencing me!!

When I told Mum that I was getting Phoebe she tried to talk me out of it, but I thought, well, I own my own house now, I'm an adult - I can do what I like! So I did. Now all I have to do is convince my partner that getting another little playmate for Phoebe is a good idea! Fingers crossed.....
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well, I had to have the air conditioner repair guy back out yesterday, so he was excited to see the babies again. I was thrilled that he was still wanting a kitten. You know how some people will say they want one, but then when the time comes have forgotten all about it. Anyway, Claudio talked to his wife about it and she agreed with the condition that they can bring the kitten back if their existing cat hates it. They have a 10 year old male who has a bad history with new cats. They've never tried a kitten, so I think it'll be easier. I am glad that they'd want to give the kitten back to me as opposed to just giving her to someone else. Claudio looked at the babies, and they were being extra cute! Their eyes are open and they're crawling around more. Too cute.

And the fix on the air conditioner was free.
post #17 of 18
Great!!!! (all the way around!)
post #18 of 18

Free home repair in exchange for a kitten? I'd better rush out and get a female cat.
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